Churches | Mykonos

Iconic, spiritual sanctuaries, churches in Mykonos are a sight for sore eyes

November 23, 2018
A chapel on a hill overlooking the sea in Mykonos, where Semeli Best Hotel is located.

It might be the quintessential cosmopolitan, bacchanalian party paradise for the elite and the glitterati; but -perhap at first glance, paradoxically- Mykonos is very much true to its age old customs and traditions. This is the result of the predominant in Greece, Christian Orthodox religion; which has throughout the centuries determinedly shaped also this island’s culture, ethos and identity. One of it’s most powerful manifestations is the plethora of churches and chapels gracing the dramatic Mykonian landscape. Some say that churches in Mykonos are as many as the number of the days in a year; yet fact is that they are more than 700 -actually one per local family.

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Gay | Massage

Gay Mykonos is alive and kicking-and it’s all Mrs Onassis doing

October 26, 2018
Panoramic view of the port of Mykonos and of the Mykonos Town at dusk.

During the halcyon hippie days of the 60’s, Mykonos was a pristine paradise that lured jet setters and artists in search of their own shelter in the middle of the Aegean: Long haired boys and girls with no shoes, traipsing the whitewashed alleys of Chora and dancing their worries away next to Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth or ‘sad princess’ Soraya; while no one raised an eyebrow.

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Mykonos | Nightlife | Restaurant

Top 10 things to do in Mykonos: A handpicked list by the Semeli

August 21, 2018
Visit the famous windmills of Mykonos is one of the 10 top things you can do in Mykonos.

Technicolor beaches, people watching and the high life combined on the windy island that never sleeps: It is actually almost impossible not to fall in love with Mykonos. This whitewashed Cycladic island, in fact the Mediterranean’s hottest destination; has so much to offer: Pristine beauty, emblematic architecture, ancient history and myths, world class services and 24/7 gloriously glamorous fun. Wanna make the most out of your visit?

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Hotel News | Massage | Mykonos

Post- party revitalizing massage in Mykonos at the Semeli OIKO Spa

July 31, 2018
Armchairs, towels and cupboards at the OIKO spa of Semeli Best Hotel in Mykonos.

Mythology connects Mykonos and Mykonians to Dionysus: god of wine, joy and mischief. It is no wonder. Present since antiquity, this bacchanalian spirit has survived over the eons and is still going-very- strong: Contemporary Mykonos is all about celebrating life; and this is manifested in a multiplicity of ways: More than 70 traditional feasts throughout the year- which are in fact no less than zestful Dionysian affairs. And that’s not to mention the legendary Mykonian parties, with world class DJ’ s, glamour, sophistication and tons of fun; whether in private villas, iconic bars or historic clubs.

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Hotel News | Mykonos | Nightlife

Mykonos nightlife greatest Secret

July 2, 2018
Young women dancing at one of the bars of Semeli Best Hotel in Mykonos.

Ever since it was discovered from the bohemian bourgeois and the aesthetes of the 60’s, Mykonos became synonymous with the good life: Hedonism, glamour and pleasure in all shapes, sizes and forms. Nowadays it’s is the Mediterranean’s quintessential trendsetter in fashion, music and design- and that’s not to mention clubbing. In fact Mykonos nightlife is amongst the most deliciously outrageous; open minded and forward thinking in the planet. And it is this distinct, vibrant Mykonian vibe-joie de vivre, if you will-that to all of us at the Semeli group, serves as the greatest source of inspiration: Actually the driving force that propels us to constantly engage in fresh and exciting projects. Our latest undertaking is none other than “The Secret of Bao’s”; a just launched, super elite, micro club, which is destined to become a favorite of the jet setters; and a legend of Mykonos nightlife.

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Holy Sites | Hotel News | Mykonos

Tradition comes alive at the churches, monasteries and holy sites in Mykonos

March 30, 2018
Small bell tower of a church in Mykonos, where Semeli Best Hotel is located.

Sure, Mykonos is everybody’s who is anybody favorite playground around the world. Yet despite being such an esthete, cosmopolitan destination, the island of the winds retains its unique identity and keeps its time honored customs and traditions. Mykonians are of course descendants of Dionysus, god of wine and merrymaking. Which means that periods of devoutness and restrain are followed by great feasts. This is perhaps most gloriously manifested during the Easter.

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Hotel News | Mykonos

Semeli luxury boutique hotel Mykonos welcomes the 2018 season with a new, fresh look

February 26, 2018
Sun loungers by the crystal clear swimming pool of Semeli Best Hotel in Mykonos.

Days are getting longer; almond trees are starting to bloom…Despite the bitter cold, the tell tale signs are there-and they are infallible. Spring is on its way; and this means that a new, glorious season is about to open in our beloved island of the winds. A key, historic, and most importantly, timeless player in this contemporary Mecca of the good life, Semeli luxury boutique hotel Mykonos never rests in its laurels. In fact this is the secret of its success. For it is our unfaltering determination to constantly outdo ourselves; to always keep up with the zeitgeist-and why not even be ahead of the spirit of the times, for that matter- and to carefully listen to our guests’ demands, imperatives and wishes, that makes Semeli luxury boutique hotel Mykonos truly stand out. And that’s not a small feat in an island abound with posh, opulent and rather striking accommodation options!

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